Mesmer, Sharon 1960-

views updated

Mesmer, Sharon 1960-


Born December 5, 1960, in Chicago, IL; father's name Frank (a butcher); mother's name Frances (a department store clerk); married April 18, 2003; husband's name David (a graphic designer). Ethnicity: "Polish." Education: Columbia College, Chicago, IL, B.A., 1983; Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, M.F.A., 1990. Religion: Roman Catholic.


Home—Brooklyn, NY. Office—New School, 66 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10011. E-mail—[email protected]


New School, New York, NY, teacher, 1995'. CAMBA (nonprofit support group), literacy tutor.


Fellow of Hawthornden Castle (Scotland), 1994, MacDowell Colony, 1997, New York Foundation for the Arts, 1999, and Fundación Valparaiso (Spain), 2000.


Half Angel, Half Lunch (poetry), Hard Press Editions (Lenox, MA), 1998.

The Empty Quarter (fiction), Hanging Loose Press (Brooklyn, NY), 2000.

Lonely Tylenol, art work by David Humphrey, Flying Horse Editions (Orlando, FL), 2003.

Ma Vie à Yonago (fiction), Hachette Litteratures (Paris, France), 2005.

In Ordinary Time (fiction), Hanging Loose Press (Brooklyn, NY), 2005.

Annoying Diabetic Bitch (poetry), Combo Arts (Cumberland, RI), 2007.

Columnist for the French periodical Le Purple Journal. Contributor to other periodicals, including Brooklyn Rail. English language editor, American Book Jam.

About this article

Mesmer, Sharon 1960-

Updated About content Print Article